So it’s been some time since I published any posts (last was my goals report in September) and I’ve been thinking a lot about starting a regular post on my daily progress towards my goals in order to keep me accountable and to ‘measure’ — in the sense of “What’s measured is managed”.
Currently, I’ve been spending most of my time towards one main client project and a side-project of mine, and I am aware that I’m caught in the simply the daily-to-day. When I was more aware of measuring and managing my outcomes for the week (and being consistent), not only did I acheive more, but I was also much happier.
I’m always trying my best to create habbits that are good for my body and mind (for example, I’ve recently listened to both Spirit Hacking by Shaman Durek and The Bulletproof Diet by Dave Asprey). I’d like to read more also, because when I think of the investments in my life that have made the most impact it’s definitely reading.
I think the thing that is holding me back the most at this time is the fact that my ego is driving me so much. For example, I’m expecting so much of myself and maybe partly loathing myself because I’m not reaching it, and I’m not celebrating, or acknowledging the improvements I have made. This line of thinking comes from Jordan Peterson’s book: 12 Rules For Life. In particular the fact that we, as humans, are not very good at looking after ourselves. It’s a known fact that a human will never forget to give their pet it’s medicine, but will treat their own medicine less importantly. I need to treat myself as someone that I care about that I want to do well.
The fact is that I am the teacher and the student, I’m the employee and the employer all at the same time. I find this quite a hard set of dimensions to align well.
So, I just wanted to make this quick post as a way of immediate action towards it right now. I’ll be taking more action tomorrow.
All is well.